Roy Moore on Principles & Values
(VIDEO CLIP) MOORE: Today, we'll no longer recognize the universal truth that God is the author of our life and liberty. Abortion, sodomy and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
(END VIDEO) Q: Do you think that Roy Moore is hurting Alabama by continuing this contest?
JONES: Well, I just have quit trying to figure out what Judge Moore means when he says things like that. I don't find it in the mainstream of America. I certainly don't even find it in the mainstream of Alabama. I think it's time to move on. And I think he is hurting the people of this state. I want to try to represent everyone. I'm not going to be a senator in which people are going to agree with 100% of the time, but I am going to be the kind of senator the people can talk to, that we can reason with.
Moore said a key to making that happen is making sure the federal government stays within constitutional bounds. "We've got to understand that getting back to the Constitution, getting back to its restraints, are what we need in this country to make it great again."
Last week, a special Alabama Supreme Court upheld the decision suspending Moore from his position for the remainder of his term. The Court of the Judiciary found that Moore violated judicial ethics by telling probate judges in a January 2016 administrative order that they still had a duty to uphold Alabama's laws against gay marriage. The US Supreme Court had legalized gay marriage in June 2015.
The Court of the Judiciary removed Moore from the chief justice's office in 2003 for refusing to follow a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument Moore had placed in the state judicial building. Voters returned Moore to the chief justice's office in 2012. His term was to end in 2019.
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Senate races 2019-20:
AK: Sullivan(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Byrne(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Mahony(D)
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
CO: Gardner(R,incumbent) vs.Madden(D) vs.Baer(D) vs.Walsh(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Romanoff(D)
DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
GA: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Tomlinson(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Ayyadurai(R)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Gideon(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Carlson(D)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Collins(D)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.Smith(D) vs.Mansfield(D) vs.mith(R)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Martin(D)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Singh(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Lujan(D)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
OR: Merkley(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Tinubu(D) vs.Harrison(D)
SD: Rounds(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
TN: Alexander(R,incumbent) vs.Sethi(R) vs.Mackler(D)
TX: Cornyn(R,incumbent) vs.Hegar(D) vs.Hernandez(D)
VA: Warner(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
WV: Capito(R,incumbent) vs.Swearengin(D)
WY: Enzi(R,incumbent) vs.Ludwig(D)
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